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Books are a convenient way to keep related things in one place. For instance, all your blog entries are grouped in one place, or all the chapters of your novel are easily managed in the book format. When creating a book, you have several options for the "type" of book you are creating. Depending on the type of book item you select, you can organize and manage up to 725 entries in one book.
Collection: can be any combination of works that come together to form one larger work. The works included can be poetry, articles, stories, etc. A collection is limited to 100 entries maximum.
Handbook: a concise manual or reference book providing specific information or instruction about a subject or place. A handbook is limited to 250 entries maximum.
Journal/Blog: used as a diary, to record experiences or just to log ideas regularly for later use. A journal is limited to 725 entries maximum.
Novel: an invented prose narrative that is usually long and complex and deals especially with human experience through a usually connected sequence of events. A novel can hold up to 100 entries (chapters) maximum.
Novella: a work of fiction intermediate in length and complexity between a short story and a novel. A novella can hold up to 25 entries (chapters) maximum.
Short Story: an invented prose narrative shorter than a novel usually dealing with a few characters and aiming at unity of effect and often concentrating on the creation of mood rather than plot. A short story can hold up to 10 entries (chapters) maximum.
Book or journal entries are individual items, and may be reviewed separately using either the Review box located under the entry or a Review Tool template. Additionally, you may add Auto Rewards to each individual entry to further entice members to read and review specific entries. For more information, please see "Reviewing On Writing.Com" and "Auto-Rewards" .1